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July 31, 2013

Fun In The Sun With Layouts

Steampunk Spells lay-out

Hello G45ers,

To quote Helen Keller, "So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good." This beautiful phrase is such a perfect summation of how it feels to reflect upon life's happy moments while creating art. We are reminded of how lucky we are to have such wonderful people in our lives. Creating layouts is a perfect way to participate in this joyful contemplation. Today we are going to share four gorgeous ideas for layouts that are sure to inspire you. These gorgeous crafts feature our two amazing new collections Bohemian Bazaar and Steampunk Spells. You'll see a wide range of ideas and techniques that are sure to get your creative gears turning! So lets get started! 

First up is this jubilant Bohemian Bazaar LO by Alberto Juarez! This incredible creation displays so much depth and dimension. Alberto used the Bohemian Bazaar papers and Chipboard Die-Cuts to create stunning 3-D flowers. This LO is so captivating with its vivid colors and hypnotic designs. We also love Alberto's use of open spaces in this LO that help make the central image the primary focal point. This is such an amazing Bohemian Bazaar creation! 

Bohemian bazaar-LO-Graphic45-AlbertoJuarez-layout




Bohemian Bazaar paper:

Bohemian bazaar

Jasmine nights

Opulent sunset

Lap of luxury


Bohemian bazaar chipboard


Next we have another sublime Bohemian Bazaar layout! This one was created by Clare Charvill and it also displays some gorgeous dimension! You can see how Clare layered and distressed the beautiful Bohemian Bazaar papers to give this LO a quaint vintage look. Then she added some fussy cut elements, Chipboard Die-Cuts and Stickers to give this LO extra beauty. This is a perfect example of how you can take a wonderful photo of a friend or family member and turn it into an unforgettable treasure that will last a lifetime! Here Clare explains how she created this heartwarming LO!


"I had great fun building up this layout round this picture of my sister.  Its one of my favourites, and goes so well with the vibrant colours in the Bohemian Bazaar paper collection.  I wanted the flowers to pop out of the page and follow the lines of the palms in the background so used two or three layers of foam tape behind the tag to lift it and then followed the line using pop dots to raise up the other elements. The brick effect on the paper was added using weathered wood distress ink and a brick wall mask placed randomly over the paper. There’s lots of layering through the layout combining all the colours in the collection which all work really well together. Alternate alpha stickers are raised up on foam tape to finish off the lay out. Love it. " - Clare


Clare Charvill CHA 5 Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar 12 x 12 Layout Pic 1


Clare Charvill CHA 5 Bohemian Bazaar 12 x 12 Layout Pic 2


Clare Charvill CHA 5 Bohemian Bazaar 12 x 12 Layout Pic 5


Clare Charvill CHA 5 Bohemian Bazaar 12 x 12 Layout Pic 6



12 x 12 papers

Vivid splendor

Mystical Masterpiece


Opulent Sunset

Jasmine Nights

Bohemian Bazaar Chipboard 1

Bohemian Bazaar Stickers

Stamped Metal Brad

May Arts Ribbon & Twine

Cor’dinations Lights – green paper

Tattered Floral Die for yellow flower

Sizzix Decorative Accent with flower Die

Tacky Glue

Foam Tape

Brick Wall Mask – That Special Touch of …….

Next we are going to explore some gorgeous and fun ideas for Steampunk Spells layouts. We begin with this lavishly layered LO by Maria Cole. Just look at how perfectly all of the Steampunk Spells papers blend together! Maria created so much amazing dimension with lots of pretty papers, fussy cut elements, Chipboard Die-Cuts and flower embellishments. The result is this wonderfully whimsical work of art! Here Maria explains her inspiration behind this magical LO. 


"I LOVE Steampunk Spells! The designs and imagery are simply the best for scrapbooking all of your Halloween photos. Unfortunately, I’m one of those boring people who stopped dressing up for Halloween ages ago, so I had to get creative in my search for the perfect photos to scrap. I remembered a trip my husband and I took to Skamania Lodge in Stevenson, Washington several years ago. Even though this is a beautiful resort and nothing like a haunted house, I still thought it would be fun to pretend as if we were having fun at a spooky inn. I fussy cut the insides from two Vintage Voyage photo mats to create photo frames, which prompted my idea to have a “steampunk photo booth” feel by applying some of the images from Mechanical Marvels. The final touch to my layout is a flower I assembled using the matching Flowers and Banners"-Maria
















Graphic 45 Paper:

Steampunk Spells Steampunk Spells

Steampunk Spells Fanciful Floral

Steampunk Spells Clockworks

Steampunk Spells Vintage Voyage

Steampunk Spells Mechanical Marvels

Steampunk Spells Frightful Folly

Steampunk Spells Beware


Graphic 45 Embellishments:

Steampunk Spells Banners

Steampunk Spells Flowers

Steampunk Spells Chipboard 1

Steampunk Spells Chipboard 2

Steampunk Spells Alphabet Stickers

Ornate Metal Keyholes


Additional Products & Supplies:

Petaloo Dahlias – Teastaine

Petaloo Darjeeling Petites autumn

Stickles – Yellow, Aqua

Ice Stickles – Coffee Ice

Martha Stewart Garden Gate Punch


Here is another incredible LO featuring Steampunk Spells. This adorable creation was made by Romy Veul and it displays more gorgeous paper layering and paper distressing techniques. The precious central photo sets the tone for this enchanting LO, as fussy cut elements and lovely borders add pure enchantment. This is the perfect way to immortalize your most precious memories! Here is what Romy had to say about this sweet creation. 

"The Steampunk Debutante collection is one of my all time favourites and I was really excited to see a new steampunk collection. The first minute I saw the Steampunk Spells collection, I immediately knew that I just had to cut out the gears from the “Clockworks” sheet. I positioned them on the background paper to create a frame form photo. I also incorporated some fussy cut hot-air balloons, butterflies and flowers to finish off my lay-out." -Romy

Steampunk Spells lay-out, Graphic 45, Romy Veul

Steampunk Spells lay-out - detail

Steampunk Spells lay-out - detail 2


Patterned papers: Fanciful Flora, Clockworks, Vintage Voyage, Witching Hour, Pumpkin Power

Steampunk Spells 8x8 Pads

We hope you all had a lot of fun exploring today's lovely layouts. We hope you got inspired to create your own sentimental work of art to commemorate your favorite memories! Huge thanks to Alberto, Clare, Maria and Romy for their gorgeous work today! We hope to see all of you G45ers tomorrow for more splendid inspiration! Thank you so much for joining us! We wish you all a happy, crafty day!

Your Pals in Paper,

Team Graphic 45


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Fab layouts today! Thanks for posting them :) x

Awesome layouts all of them.
thanks for inspiration.

These are all so gorgeous!!! LOVING those flowers on the first one!

I'm so inspired by these beautiful and creative layouts!

Love this paper, thanks Graphic 45.

Yeah, today I'm just dying to go make some Layouts. Gorgeous work as always. Thanks DT.

Such wonderful inspiration again. I love that quote by Helen Keller. She was so wise for all she went through in life.


All so beautifully done! The papers are so beautiful it is an inspiration to create just looking at them! Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Every LO is amazing

I love the close-ups of the projects, so I can see how the designers create such dimension and depth. The details are wonderful!

These layouts are awesome!

Very inspiring!


I am always amazed that is shown on this site. Love all the projects!

Alberto always does such beautiful work. All the projects were fantastic.

Wonderful lay outs! The imagination and creativity are inspiring.

Awesome layouts today!

Pretty pretty pretty!

Fabulous layouts! I love them all :)

the layouts are are so nice. thanks for showing them. di

Wonderful LO's!

WOW! What fabulous creations on your blog today!! All are so wonderful but I must say that Alberto's Bohemian Bazaar layout is incredible!!

AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! Such great inspiration today! Thank you G45 designers for sharing all of your talents!

these layouts are all so fun and whimsical! love them! :)

What fun and fantastic layouts! Each is so unique and so creative!

Thanks for sharing your works of art. :)

What fun. Thanks for sharing.

Clare's creations are always so sophisticated...I love seeing her work! Thanks for this chance to win G45 products!

I enjoyed seeing the layouts! Very impressive !

Beautiful layouts!

Alberto's layout is amazing. So fun and festive. Love all of the other layouts. Good use of items from the collection - the top hat on the one picture for example.

I really like each layout, with so much inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

Totally inspiring!

Great layout inspirations! TFS

Love these inspiring layouts. Thanks!

These lo's are just beautiful! Great inspiration :)

Loved today's projects, everyone of them is a winner.

Fabulous layouts! So beautiful and inspiring.

just amazing!!! thanks for sharing your talents with us!!

Such great layouts!!!

Love the clever use of the papers and how beautifully they show off the designs.

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